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LOCAL DEVELOPERS PAY MOST COSTS
December 9, 1990
Lawrence doesn’t have impact fees per se, but developer-owners do have to pay for most of the infrastructure improvements, says City Manager Mike Wildgen. “It’s not widespread at all in Kansas,” Wildgen said. “It has been looked at as a form of raising revenue to pay for quickly needed infrastructure needs.”
FEEBLE PROTEST
December 9, 1990
To the Editor: I am truly disgusted by the controversy caused by school children writing the soldiers in Operation Desert Shield. The feeble excuse of different political views is pathetic. Perhaps the letters to the soldiers say things such as “You don’t need to worry about America’s attitude toward you when you come home. We won’t treat you in the shameless way our parents treated the Vietnam vets when they returned.”
FOR THE RECORD
December 9, 1990
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
FIRST SRS FUNDING SUIT HEADS TO COURT
December 9, 1990
The first of three legal challenges to funding levels for Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services programs will come before a federal court before Christmas. Arguments in a lawsuit brought by associations representing both not-for-profit and for-profit nursing homes concerning Medicaid reimbursement rates set by the 1990 Kansas Legislature will be heard by U.S. District Judge Dale E. Saffels Dec. 18 in Topeka.
GRACE SERVICES
December 9, 1990
Services for Theola Grace, 80, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Morturay with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Grace died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1910, in St. Edwards, Neb., where she received her Normal School teaching degree.
59 AUDITION FOR PERFORMANCE
December 9, 1990
Fifty-nine people auditioned Saturday at Kansas University for an ensemble that will perform Feb. 5 with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Co. dance group. Two company members from New York chose 39 people to participate. The company will perform “The Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” a four-part dance project that Jones has choreographed. Loosely based on themes found in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the gospels, the dance piece explores issues of race, religion and sexuality in ways that have won praise for its initial productions in Minneapolis and Brooklyn, N.Y.
OFFICIAL
December 9, 1990
A Douglas County official said that Kansas’ new method for motor vehicle registration will not eliminate inequities for the state’s taxpayers. “I take exception to the fact that the temporary regulation is correcting the inequity, according to analysis we have done and shown,” said county treasurer Nancy Hempen. “It’s shifting the inequity.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 9, 1990
ADMISSIONS Jennifer Ann Capps, Lawrence; Margaret Epperson, Lawrence.
NOTES AND QUOTES
December 9, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering why, as often as Danny Tartabull’s name has surfaced at baseball’s winter meetings over the years, they don’t call the Royals outfielder Mr. December… As many corporate sponsors as Kansas University athletics has accumulated aren’t those lighted signs above every Allen Fieldhouse entry gross? KU still hasn’t accepted any beer ads. In contrast, Colorado has renamed its basketball arena the Coors Events Center because of a $5 million gift from the Golden, Colo., brewery…
STORE TO OPEN IN LOCAL CENTER
December 9, 1990
An Oklahoma City-based hobby goods chain will open a store in Lawrence’s Westridge Shopping Center, the center’s owner said Friday. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., which began as a small arts and crafts store in Oklahoma City in 1972 and has grown to more than 20 stores throughout the Midwest, will open a store in January in Westridge Shopping Center, Sixth and Kasold.
KENTUCKY TAKES TURN FOR ROMP, 88-71
December 9, 1990
Roy Williams draped an arm around Kentucky guard Sean Woods as the two walked toward a Rupp Arena exit Saturday night. “I grabbed him at the end. I said, `We made the decision this week you’d have to beat us. And by golly you did,”’ Kansas’ coach said of the 6-3 junior who scored 25 points on 11 of 15 shooting in Kentucky’s 88-71 win over the Jayhawks at frenzied Rupp Arena.
COUNTY TO HEAR JUVENILE FACILITY PLANNING UPDATE
December 9, 1990
The Douglas County Commission on Monday will get more information about plans for a regional juveniles detention facility. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
KU/UK BOX
December 9, 1990
KANSAS (71) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t
S RUSHING DOOMS BAKER TO 27-3 LOSS
December 9, 1990
Peru State’s passing offense is what led it to the national semifinals, but it was the Bobcats’ running attack that left Baker exclaiming, “Great Scott!” on Saturday afternoon. Peru State running back Scott Gerdes rushed for a season-high 252 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Bobcats to a 27-3 NAIA Div. II football semifinal victory over Baker at Nebraska-Omaha’s Caniglia Field.
REOPEN
December 9, 1990
The owner of the Eudora Lumber Co., which sustained an estimated $600,000 in damages in a September fire, announced this week that the company would close permanently at the end of the year. John Harris, the principal owner of the company, said in a Journal-World advertisement that the company would close on Dec. 31. Contacted Saturday, Harris would not comment on the closing.
LOCAL ARTS
December 9, 1990
Theater group helps county organization Proceeds from the recent English Alternative Theatre performance of “Two from the Hurt” will benefit the Douglas County AIDS Project. The Kansas University English department, which sponsors EAT, will give $1,000 to the AIDS project at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the English department conference room in Wescoe Hall. The production, which dealt with people dying of AIDS and with their friends and families, ran from Nov. 29 through last Sunday at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. It was directed by Paul Lim, assistant professor of English.
LOCAL PILOT FLIES TROOP TRANSPORTS TO SAUDI ARABIA
December 9, 1990
Nelson Krueger may not be in the military, but he has flown with the U.S. Army to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, three times in the last three months. As a pilot for the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, Krueger, a 22-year Lawrence resident, has been transporting U.S. troops to Dhahran, about 150 miles from the Kuwait border.
ANNUAL WORKSHOP OFFERS GIFT IDEAS FOR ELDERLY, PEOPLE WITH HANDICAPS
December 9, 1990
Organizers of a workshop Saturday on toys and gifts for people with disabilities were prepared to offer local Santas a smorgasbord of ideas. However, only one person attended the four-hour workshop, which was held at the Douglas County Senior Center and emphasized gifts for the elderly this year, said Rita Lucas, who founded the workshop four years ago.
ARTISTIC DUO OPEN SHOW AT ARTS CENTER
December 9, 1990
Laurel and Hardy. Burns and Allen. Sonny and Cher. Swartz and Boyer. OK, so maybe you never heard of Swartz and Boyer. They’re not a comedy or a singing team. They’re kind of, well, an art team. They like to show together.
A BIG DOSE OF MAGIC FROM TULSA
December 9, 1990
You need years of classical ballet training to dance big-people parts in “The Nutcracker.” But in the Tulsa Ballet Theatre production, you also could use courses in traffic management and child behavior. That’s because the Tulsa company’s “Nutcracker” uses a lot of children for the ballet’s big battle scene, and the dancers on stage and off in the wings must ride herd on a bunch of soldiers, angels and mice.
S INVOLVEMENT IN GROUP THAT AIDS HANDICAPPED
December 9, 1990
The next-to-last chapter of the book, “The REACH File,” describes the Rev. Vince Krische’s introduction to an organization called REACH, Religious and Education Activities with the Community Handicapped. In the chapter, one of the book’s authors, Delores Lebbert, recalls taking Krische, who is now director of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center which serves the Kansas University campus, to dinner and asking him if he would become chaplain for REACH.
TATE SPARKS KU TO TOURNEY TITLE
December 9, 1990
Contrary to appearances, Lisa Tate’s was not an effortless cruise to the MVP award in this weekend’s Dial Classic basketball tournament. “It wasn’t that easy,” Tate said with a grin after pacing Kansas to a 69-46 win over Wichita State and its fourth straight Dial title. “They banged me around a little bit.”
KINH
December 9, 1990
There’s more to the federal law over which Kansas nursing homes are suing the state than financial reimbursement rates, says the executive director of a Lawrence-based nursing home watchdog agency. Margaret Farley, with Kansas for Improvement of Nursing Homes Inc., says more attention should be paid to a clause in the Boren Amendment that deals with the quality of care nursing homes must provide to receive funding.
CATS DOWNPLAY REVENGE MOTIVE
December 9, 1990
Nobody threw ice at Roy Williams. Nobody tossed a punch the Kansas coach’s way.
EARTHQUAKE FORECASTER STRAYED OUTSIDE HIS FIELD, KU PROF SAYS
December 9, 1990
A climatologist attempting to predict an earthquake is a lot like a physician trying to fix your car, a Kansas University professor says. “Climatology is the study of long-term weather patterns over particular areas, it really isn’t related to earthquakes, which have more to do with geology,” said Joe Eagleman, professor of atmospheric sciences.
LONGTIME NEWSPAPER CLIPPER PREPARES TO HANG UP SCISSORS
December 9, 1990
Ruth Ramona Cowles, who has been clipping newspapers since she was “old enough to pick up a pair of shears,” is going to hang up her scissors. The 86-year-old Lawrence resident is donating the bulk of her present collection of clippings, which spans from 1935 to the present, to the Lawrence Public Library.
CORRECTION
December 9, 1990
Because of a reporter’s error, the school Dr. Scott Gray, a Lawrence gynecologist, will be attending this summer was incorrectly reported in a story Friday. Gray has accepted a fellowship to study maternal fetal medicine at the University of Connecticut.
T WHAT DOCTOR ORDERED FOR SLUMPING BRONCOS
December 9, 1990
You don’t need to explain Murphy’s Law to Denver Broncos coach Dan Reeves. He’s living it. If something can go wrong, it usually does. The Broncos, AFC champions three of the last four years, are mired in a five-game losing streak the club’s longest in 23 years and the red-hot Chiefs are next.
KU VISITOR HAS DESIGNS ON THE STAGE
December 9, 1990
“West Side Story” changed David Vargas’ life. If not for a mid-1960s Kansas University production of that musical, Vargas, an award-winning scenographer from Costa Rica, probably would have become an architect.
SENSELESS VIOLENCE
December 9, 1990
The story of the Bias family of Maryland is the story of a modern American tragedy. Four years after his brother, Len, died from a cocaine overdose, Jay Bias was shot and killed when he turned his back on a fight while shopping Tuesday.
SALVATION ARMY HITS 39% OF HOLIDAY GOAL
December 9, 1990
The Salvation Army of Lawrence has collected $45,009, or 39 percent of its $115,000 goal, in its annual Christmas drive, a news release from the organization said. Donations to Salvation Army bell-ringers are up 11 percent from last year’s drive during the same period, the release said.
SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS POLICY ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
December 9, 1990
Local principals and teachers no longer would be allowed to take the paddle to students under a policy amendment to be considered Monday night by the Lawrence school board. The present board policy on corporal punishment already is fairly restrictive. It says that “corporal punishment may be applied by the teacher and/or principal only with the prior knowledge and consent of both the principal and a parent and in the presence of the principal or another member of the school’s professional staff.”
CHRISTMAS
December 9, 1990
Environmentally sensitive merrymakers promise to color this holiday season the brightest `green’ ever, as many seek to lessen the impact of their celebrations on the Earth. According to national recycling statistics, the volume of garbage increases by about 20 pounds per home the week after Christmas, although here in Lawrence, the amount cast-off boxes and wrappings are hard to track.
LOCAL PLANT MOLDS NEW PRODUCT LINES
December 9, 1990
Lawrence Technology, known for its oil well cable products, began manufacturing a new product from its rubber molding division last month. The company’s satellite plant North Lawrence started turning out a blue, rubber medical respirator bag that will be used in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country.